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The Curse of Frankenstein Details


Curse of Frankenstein was the "breakthrough" picture for the fabled Hammer Studios. Told in flashback, the story centers around Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), a dangerously arrogant scientist who takes it upon himself to play God. Using portions of dead bodies, Victor fashions a synthetic monster (Christopher Lee) with a bad attitude. In a radical departure from the Frankenstein canon, it is the imperious Victor who orchestrates the film's two murders by "borrowing" the brain of a learned professor, then leaving his next victim at the mercy of the monster. In 1958, the film spwaned the sequel Christopher Lee. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 2, 1957


Peter Cushing
as Baron Victor Frankenstein
Christopher Lee
as The Creature
Hazel Court
as Elizabeth
Robert Urquhart
as Paul Krempe
Valerie Gaunt
as Justine
Noel Hood
as Aunt Sophia
Melvyn Hayes
as Young Victor
Marjorie Hume
as Mother
Sally Walsh
as Elizabeth (as child)
Paul Hardtmuth
as Prof. Bernstein
Claude Kingston
as Little Boy
Henry Caine
as Schoolmaster
Michael Mulcaster
as Warder
Patrick Troughton
as Kurt
Joseph Behrman
as Fritz
Hugh Dempster
as Burgomaster
Anne Blake
as Burgomaster's Wife
Raymond Rollett
as Father Felix
Alex Gallier
as Priest
Ernest Jay
as Undertaker
Bartlett Mullins
as Tramp
Eugene Leahy
as Second Priest
Andrew Leigh
as Burgomaster (Hermann)
Middleton Woods
as Lecturer
Andrew Leigh
as Burgomaster (Hermann)


Terence Fisher
Anthony Hinds
Mary Shelley
Book Author
Jimmy Sangster
Jack Asher
Leonard Salzedo
Composer (Music Score)
James Needs
Bernard Robinson
Production Designer
Michael Carreras
Executive Producer
Molly Arbuthnot
Costume Designer
Don Weeks
Production Manager
Jack P. Pierce
Phil Leakey